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LP (Item 53770) Verve, 1961 — Condition: Very Good+

A lost little session from Anita O'Day – recorded with some hipper and more sophisticated arrangements than she'd been getting on 50s work for Verve – thanks to charts from Johnny Mandel and Russ Garcia! The style is great – a bit more laidback than some of O'Day's other Verve sessions – in a mode that's almost somewhere between west coast cool jazz and late 50s soundtrack sophistication. The tunes are great too – with a number of less familiar songs that help keep things fresh! Titles include "The Moon Looks Down & Laughs", "Miss Brown To You", "If The Moon Turns Green", "Crazy He Calls Me", and "Some Other Spring".  © 1996-2020, Dusty Groove, Inc.
(MGM pressing. Cover has a bumped corner and cutout hole.)

Very Good + (plus)

  • Vinyl should be very clean, but can have less luster than near mint.
  • Should still shine under a light, but one or two marks may show up when tilted.
  • Can have a few small marks that may show up easily, but which do not affect play at all. Most marks of this quality will disappear when the record is tilted, and will not be felt with the back of a fingernail.
  • This is the kind of record that will play "near mint", but which will have some signs of use (although not major ones).
  • May have slight surface noise when played.

Additional Marks & Notes

If something is noteworthy, we try to note it in the comments — especially if it is an oddity that is the only wrong thing about the record. This might include, but isn't limited to, warped records, tracks that skip, cover damage or wear as noted above, or strictly cosmetic flaws.



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